Belk College notes passing of sculptor Jim Gary

Sunday, January 15, 2006
Artist's "Twentieth-Century Dinosaurs" exhibited at UNC Charlotte in 2004

Jim Gary, a sculptor who became known internationally for his fine, architectural, landscape, and whimsical monumental art, diedJanuary 14. He was 66 and lived in Farmingdale, New Jersey.

Gary's famous dinosaur sculptureswere on display in Charlotte in the spring of 2004, first at Lowe's Motor Speedway's AutoFair and then on the UNC Charlotte campus from April to July. The exhibit was very popular and brought many families to UNC Charlotte to see theamazing creatures.

Visit theBelk College news archive to view articles about the exhibit.Visit Jim Gary's website, hosted by his studio director Kafi Benz, to read more about the artist.

A"Sculptor Jim Gary Memorial Fund" has being establishedto ensure that his major works are placed in appropriate museums or institutions, as Gary requested. Condolences and inquiries about the fund or suggestions for permanent placement may be directed to or by the emaillink on his official web site.A memorial service is planned for 3:00 PMSunday, January 22, at the Social Hall of Monmouth Reform Temple, 332 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.